Archive | October, 2013

Gas Line Break On Grant Street

Posted on 30 October 2013 by Editor

O&R responds to gas line leak during sewer construction.

O&R responds to gas line leak during sewer construction.

Carbro Construction’s big cat strikes again. Sewer subcontractor Carbro was digging at Grant Street and Washington Avenue Wednesday when the big cat pulled loose a gas line. The Sloatsburg Volunteer Fire Department and O&R responded to the call. Gas lines to those homes without gas service on the north end of Grant Street are expected to be repaired by 11 p.m. this evening.

Bill Demarest at Nyack Free Press had the report.





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One Year Later — A Look Back

Posted on 30 October 2013 by Editor


A look at some of the scenes in Sloatsburg last year after Sandy.

The last few years truly were like Groundhog Day. A couple of years ago there was that late October snow storm that cancelled the Sloatsburg Halloween Parade. And last year was the tropical winds of Sandy, which wound up stronger and stronger to become a super storm before slamming into New Jersey and New York. Continue Reading

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Torne Mountain’s Ring Of Fire

Posted on 29 October 2013 by Editor

View from Liberty Rock in Sloatsburg of Torne Mountain smoking from brush fires.

View from Liberty Rock Park in Sloatsburg of Torne Mountain smoking.

The smell of smoke was everywhere in the air Tuesday, from Sloatsburg east to Suffern and Mahwah as Torne Mountain smoked and smoldered from brush fires. Continue Reading

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People Spotting: Keanu Reeves Films at Upper Nyack Gas Station

Posted on 29 October 2013 by Editor


Shooting stars down at the local gas station. The ever vigilant eye of Rockland reporter Bill Demarest recently caught some Hollywood action in the Hudson Valley. A movie featuring Keanu Reeves and Bridget Moynahan (who’s outrageously cool in the indie movie ‘Truck Driver’) was filming at an upper Nyack gas station, with huge screens and dolly. Check it out.





Thriller ‘John Wick’ puts Reeves in role of ex-hitman

UPPER NYACK – An Upper Nyack gas station is the set today for the filming of a revenge thriller movie starring Keanu Reeves.

Scenes for the movie are being shot at the CITGO gas station, 501 N. Highland Ave. (Route 9W) and in the vicinity at the corner of Route 9W and Christian Herald Road, just a block from Nyack High School.

The movie is described as placing Reeves in the role of a former hit man who gets back into the thick of things when his car is stolen and his dog is killed. The film is directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch and has been shooting around the New York City area.

In the movie with Reeves: Michael Nyqvist, Willem Dafoe and Bridget Moynahan, who plays Reeve’s wife in the film.

The Nyack area has been very busy lately with a variety of movies and TV shows being shot. Last week, HBO was in Nyack to shoot scenes for a pilot, “People in New Jersey,” and before that crews were busy shooting for CBS’ show “Elementary.”


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Holiday Season Kicks In With Halloween Parade

Posted on 28 October 2013 by Editor


The Village of Sloatsburg put on another successful Halloween Parade that had a good number of village residents turn out for the grand walk north down Rt. 17 and around to Sloatsburg Elementary School. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg’s Food Pantry Among Award Winners

Posted on 27 October 2013 by Editor

The Sloatsburg UMC Food Pantry is heading into the high season, where holiday giving is essential for many local families to make ends meet.

Rockland Community Foundation President Pat Byrne recently said that “statistics on hunger in a county such as Rockland are staggering.” The foundation supports food pantries across the county. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Saturday

Posted on 26 October 2013 by Editor

Did that temperature really dip down into the twenties overnight? The oak and elm leaves are the last holdouts, turning brown and yellow before they finally fall, baring themselves in November.

Well, warm up with a walk through the Tuxedo Farmers’ Market. Our Father’s Farm sells the softest, most adorable Alpaca wool products imaginable. Continue Reading

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Local Scholars And Historians Get Together At Sterling Forest

Posted on 25 October 2013 by Editor


Highlands Archeological And Historical Conference 

By Geoff Welch, Harmony Hall Curator

At least some of the best things in life are free. This Saturday, October 26, the free 27th Annual Highlands Archaeological and Historical Conference will be held at the Lautenberg Visitors Center at Sterling Forest State Park, 115 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, New York. Continue Reading

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Pumpkins And A Parade

Posted on 25 October 2013 by Editor

Witches and zombies and princesses and action heroes — ready your costumes for the annual Halloween walk through Sloatsburg.


The Village of Sloatsburg Halloween Parade takes place Saturday, October 26. The action hits the road at 5 p.m., starting at the entrance to the Community Fields parking lot at Rt. 17 and Eagle Valley Road — just in time for the seasonal bite of cold weather. Continue Reading

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Hot Iron Causes House Fire

Posted on 24 October 2013 by Editor

monseyfireOne of those hotly contested Ramapo and Rockland issues flared up Wednesday — in real flames.

Illegal housing and pop-up schools converted from single-family housing have been an on-going issue with fire and rescue groups in Ramapo and other parts of the county.

“If the town is going to continue with its policy of granting permissions after the fact and ignoring violations, it’s time for a higher authority to step in,” said John Kryger, Chairman of the Rockland County Illegal Housing Task Force in an article by LoHud’s Steve Lieberman on Wednesday regarding the recent Monsey house fire.

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